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November 8, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Wilmington, DE, USA

Nov 8, 2022 at 5:59 am
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Wilmington
Begins: Tue, Nov 8, 2022 at 3:02 am
Maximum: Tue, Nov 8, 2022 at 5:59 am 1.359 Magnitude
Ends: Tue, Nov 8, 2022 at 6:45 am
Duration: 3 hours, 43 minutes
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November 8, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Wilmington

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Wilmington. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (EST) for Wilmington.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
3:02 am Tue, Nov 8
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-southwest 256°
39.7°
4:09 am Tue, Nov 8
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction West 268°
27.4°
5:16 am Tue, Nov 8
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction West 278°
14.9°
5:59 am Tue, Nov 8
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Map direction West-northwest 285°
7.3°
6:41 am Tue, Nov 8
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Additionally, the eclipsed moon combined with dimming near horizon might make the Moon very hard or impossible to see.
Map direction West-northwest 291°
0.3°
6:45 am Tue, Nov 8SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West-northwest 292°
-0.2°
7:49 am Tue, Nov 8Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 302°
-11.2°
8:56 am Tue, Nov 8Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Northwest 315°
-20.6°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Wilmington. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Wilmington

Eclipse Visibility From WilmingtonVisibility Worldwide
Nov 8, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Oct 14, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse West in Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
Oct 28, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, North/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, East in Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica
Apr 8, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse West in Europe, North America, North in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic

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